I was going to provide a brilliant recap of my first day at my new job but instead I want to write about The Exorcist as performed by Bald Faced Lie
, which I saw tonight at the Rebar. It was of course quite funny, although there were some pop-culture references that I didn't get (sadly I've never actually seen a Milli Vanilli video and I don't keep up with Pink Floyd). But I did enjoy references to Kiss and Motley Crue, and of course I loved watching Nick Garrison
But the think I liked most was the interesting thoughts about sex and sexuality that the show fostered in my sangria-soaked consciousness (yes, I did bring my own, leftovers from my party). First, I was thinking how funny it was that the audience was supposed to cringe in horror at 1) the "desecration" of the "Virgin" Mary
(she was made up as a whore, with a big erect penis, part of the original movie, I'm sure) and 2) the sexuality of the "men of God," that is, the priests (mostly added in as part of the comedy of the evening).
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Of course, what we get is "erect penises equal murdering babies for Satan" and "let's make women wear veils because men can't control their sexual impulses if they see their hair." What crap! Maybe I'm more of a pagan than I ever thought.
Oh yeah, the first day of work went pretty well, although I wound up staying until 6:30 working on my "end of day report." But still, I barely worked over 8 hours given my very long lunch. On to tomorrow!